Latest News (January 2020)

Welcome to our latest news round-up featuring clients and venues we’ve recently worked with, a piano shell hire for Universal Music. Read on to find out more.

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Way back in 2009, we worked with restauranteur, Sam Harrison, booking live music at his stylish Chiswick restaurant, Sam’s Brasserie. Not long after, we officially launched our business! Sam recently launched his new venture, Sam’s Riverside, in Hammersmith. Sam’s Riverside overlooks the Thames and is situated adjacent to the famous Riverside Studios. We went to see it in December, and it is absolutely stunning! We were delighted to work with Sam again, providing a DJ for their New Year’s Eve celebrations. We can’t wait to return to Sam’s Riverside to sample the food. Sam’s Brasserie was always a firm favourite of ours, so we’re thrilled that he’s back!

Click HERE to enquire about live music/DJ’s for your restaurant, bar or hotel.

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We recently worked with Universal Music, who hired our black piano shell for a music video shoot. Our piano shells are becoming increasingly popular for video shoots and events. Baby grand piano shells are light-weight and super easy to set up. If you don’t have a piano at your venue, or you require one for a photo or video shoot, they’re a fantastic option. Here’s our white shell in situ, for a recent video shoot for singer/songwriter, John Galea.

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Click HERE to enquire about booking one of our piano shells for your event or shoot.

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Cuban band, Havana Kings, performed live at The Hoxton in Southwark on NYE. They performed at their fabulous rooftop seafood restaurant, Seabird – which boasts London’s longest oyster list! They got the party started with some seriously juicy cuban rhythms!

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Click HERE to enquire about booking Havana Kings.

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One of our DJ’s performed at uber-cool East London venue, Shoreditch Studios (Samuel L Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow recently had photoshoots there – need we say more?!), for an event for financial publishing and advisory group, Citywire.

For DJ enquiries, click HERE.

November Events Round Up

Here are our November highlights!

We’re delighted to once again be working with luxury department store, Fortnum & Mason, providing festive entertainment over the Christmas season. The live music has included, cello & violin, harp & trumpet and carol singers. Look out for more live music coming up in December with jazz vocalist, Elisa and jazz guitarist, Dave Archer.

Click HERE to enquire about booking your Christmas entertainment (it’s not too late, we promise!)

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We’ve been working with boutique hotel and restaurant, Bingham Riverside, in Richmond, on their monthly live soul nights. So far SG artists that have performed, include, Laura, Daniel, Mike, & Adam. The last music night this year features Ella Marie, who will be performing there on Tuesday December 17th. Book your table HERE.

To enquire about booking music at your venue, click HERE.

Christian Louboutin is a fashion giant, and his signature red-lacquered soled shoes are world-renowned. Recently Louboutin launched an exclusive capsule collection inspired by The Royal Ballet’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty’. We were thrilled to provide live cello and violin at their Mount Street Boutique, for an event they hosted in collaboration with the Royal Opera House to celebrate the launch.

To book strings for your event, click HERE.

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Telecommunications company, Capacity Media, held the Global Carrier Awards at Indigo at The O2. The annual ceremony is Europe’s largest event uniting the global connectivity industry. SG’s LED drummers gave an exhilarating performance to kick off the night, which featured live percussion and a dance show, that wowed guests.

Click HERE to enquire about booking LED drummers.

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Our DJ’s entertained revellers at The Dickens Inn every Thursday & Friday in November. The Dickens Inn is an original warehouse building near Tower Bridge. It’s thought to have originally housed tea, or to have been owned by a local brewery. Today it’s a pub, restaurant and bar, and an ideal venue for wedding parties and events. Catch our DJ’s there throughout December too!

To enquire about booking DJ’s at your venue, click HERE.

October Events Round Up

The past couple of months have been busy as ever with weddings, events and our London residencies. Take a look at what we’ve been up to.

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SG artist, Adam, performed at an event at Baur au Lac Hotel, in Zurich. Adam is a soul/blues singer-songwriter, inspired by legends like Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke. He performs solo (guitar/piano), and also with his band ‘JJ & The Soulfish’ Adam has performed at many prestigious venues, and most recently opened for Curtis Stigers.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Adam.

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We were delighted to work with Client Earth at a recent event they hosted at The Ned, on their gorgeous rooftop terrace. ClientEarth is a charity that uses the law to protect the planet. DJ Callum performed.

You can view all our DJ’s HERE.

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Dream Big Jazz Band performing at a wedding at Corinthia Hotel London
Photo credit: Jez Dickson

We’ve worked with lots of lovely wedding couples recently, with SG artists performing at several weddings at The Bingham Riverhouse, as well as at Ardington House and Kensington’s Private Members Club, Ognisko.

All SG artists are available to hire for weddings and corporate and private events. Click HERE to enquire.

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Over the summer we worked with London’s oldest botanic garden, Chelsea Physic Garden. They hosted live jazz weekly, featuring SG artists including, Heidi (pictured), Leon and Michael.

SG artists are available for long or short term residencies. We have held residencies at venues including, Corinthia Hotel London, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Searcys, Sketch, Soho House Group, and Marriott Park Lane. If you would like to enquire about live music at your London venue, click HERE.

June Events Round Up

We’ve provided some fantastic music entertainment for corporate events, weddings and parties over the last few months. Grab a cuppa, put on some music (why not check out our latest playlist HERE), and have a read of our June events round up!

June Events Round Up
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We provided a Mariachi band for one of Soho House’s gorgeous members’ clubs, High Road House, in Chiswick. Guests enjoyed lively Mexican music and Margaritas!

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SG’s most sought after band, the Briggs Street Players, performed live at the new Tottenham stadium, for the Champions League Quarter Final match between Spurs and Manchester City.

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There was live Blues from SG act, Sly Fox Express, at The Big Smoke in Leicester Square. The Big Smoke regularly hosts live music events and serves up grilled fare aplenty!

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The coolest Cuban band in town, Havana Kings, performed for communication strategy advisors, Hawthorn, at their annual Summer party.

Havana Kings are a Cuban Salsa band, and are the perfect addition to a summer garden party, or any event where you want a lively and fun ambience! They’re available from a duo right up to a full 9-piece orchestra. They’ve performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The National Theatre, The 606 Club and at countless weddings and private parties.

For enquiries and bookings click HERE.

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We’ve provided music entertainment for several wedding parties over the past few months. Highlights include; The Briggs Street Players performing at a wedding at Gloucestershire venue, Elmore Court; DJ Callum entertaining wedding guests at Sandhurst Military Academy; and DJ Zulu provided the musical backdrop for a wedding at the Oyster Shed. Several of our acts have also been performing for wedding parties at Richmond favourite, Bingham Riverhouse .

For all wedding enquiries and bookings click HERE.


March Events Round Up

Welcome to our March events round up!

We’ve had a fantastic few weeks, working with some wonderful clients and some fab new venues. Read on to see what we’ve been up to!

SG acts have been performing at one of London’s most impressive venues, The NED. Our acts have been performing weekly in the Members Restaurant, as well as appearing on the Nickel Stage.

For further information on the Ned, click HERE.

Soulful singer/guitarist, Mike, performed live for world renowned fabric designers, GP & J Baker, at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre.

Mike is an outstanding vocalist who has worked alongside the likes of Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis and Jessie J.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Mike.

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Gypsy Jazz quartet, Nouveau Boheme, performed for an event at OXBO Bankside, in February. OXBO is a Hilton Restaurant & Bar serving English classics with a twist, and bottomless brunches. Did someone say bottomless?!

Click HERE to enquire about booking Nouveau Boheme.

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Singer and pianist, Kate, performed at an event for the Royal Lancaster London. Our lovely new piano shell, Berta, also made an appearance!

Click HERE to enquire about booking Kate, or Berta(!)

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We continue to work with luxury river yacht, Silver Sturgeon. SG acts that have performed aboard the yacht recently include, Frida, Havana Kings, and Jazz vocalist, Megan (pictured).

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We worked with exclusive travel company, Niquesa, again this month. We provided a Japanese Koto player for the launch of their new luxury travel packages to Japan.

Click HERE to enquire about booking Japanese music for your event.

Music Suppliers at Strawberry Hill House

Sound Generation are thrilled to now be preferred music suppliers at Strawberry Hill House.

Strawberry Hill House is internationally renowned as one of the finest examples of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture. It’s a stunning venue, set in Twickenham, and makes the perfect setting for wedding and events.

As bespoke music suppliers, we absolutely love working with unique venues like Stawberry Hill House. We’re really looking forward to working with the lovely team there, and for our acts to perform at such an incredible venue!

To find out more about Strawberry Hill House, click HERE.

Piano Shell Hire London

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We now offer baby grand piano shells, in black or white, available to hire for weddings and events.

If your venue doesn’t have a piano onsite, a piano shell is a fantastic solution. It certainly looks much better than a keyboard in all your wedding photos. It’s lightweight, and takes minimal time to set-up. A digital piano just pops inside the shell.

A baby grand is the perfect way to enhance your event, bringing a touch of elegance and style. And of course we can supply a fantastic pianist to go with it too! Just click HERE for some pianist options.

Our baby grand piano shells come in high-gloss black, or white, and have already graced the stage at venues including The Ned, Conduit Mayfair, Selfridges, Royal Lancaster Hotel, and for numerous video shoots, including Universal Music. They’ve even sailed down the Thames on the Silver Sturgeon.

For further information and pictures, click HERE , or to make an enquiry, just click HERE.

To see SG pianist, Ed, using one of the shells, click HERE.

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Events Round Up

We’ve had an incredibly busy few months, working with some lovely clients, and some fantastic new venues too. Here’s a quick round up!

Cuban Salsa Band London

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Havana Kings

We provided cuban band, Havana Kings, and dancers for a Niquesa event to promote their luxury travel brand.

WATCH Havana Kings HERE.

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Dukebox City

“They were the stand out feature of the whole wedding day without a doubt; they really, really made our reception. Planning both the band and DJ with James was a breeze throughout; he was clear from the offset on pricing, timing and his recommendations. We couldn’t be more happy with how everything worked out. Thank you James and team!” Laura & Scott (Wedding Couple)

Pop/Soul band, Dukebox City, performed at a wedding party at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, in the Hansom Lounge. The guests absolutely loved it, and photographers Joe and Charlotte, captured some fantastic moments. The couple chose Bruno Mars’ track, ‘Treasure’ as their first dance.

WATCH Dukebox City HERE

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Briggs Street Players

Fast becoming Sound Generation’s busiest band, the Briggs Street Players, performed at a wedding at the stunning, Lulworth Castle, in Dorset. The wedding couple chose Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in The Mirror’ as their first dance.

WATCH Briggs Street Players HERE.

White City House

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We’re thrilled to now be preferred suppliers at White City House. Over the past few months, SG acts have performed regularly at Soho House venues – White City House, and The Ned. Acts that have performed include, Ella Marie, Briggs Street Players, Mike Davies and Adam Harris. Briggs Street Players also got to perform at music-loving MP, Chuka Umunna’s 40th birthday bash!

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Fortnum & Mason

We recently worked with Fortnum and Mason on some festive entertainment. SG carol singers, harpists and violin & cello duo performed at their flagship London store bringing some festive cheer to customers.

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SG band, Replay, recently performed aboard luxurious superyacht hotel, Sunborn.

WATCH Replay HERE.

Music for Events | Silent Disco

 

Sound Generation are now providing Silent Discos for weddings and events across London and the UK!

Silent Discos are an incredible way to keep the party going when faced with noise restrictions! Or if you simply want your party to continue late into the night (or morning!)
We provide silent discos for weddings and corporate events and can cater for parties of 20 – 200 guests!

photography by: Andy Gaines

We cater for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and company training/team-building days, and can provide headphones for as few as ten, or as many as two thousand.
Whether you have booked your own DJ already, or require a DJ as part of the package we can help. We handle all the logistics of the event, from headphone delivery/collection, to testing and operating equipment, and handing out headphones on the night. Our all inclusive service takes all the hassle out of organising yourself.

 


For more information or to make an enquiry CLICK HERE!

Music for Events | Pfizer

We were thrilled to work with Pfizer on their recent company part at 30 Euston Square and it was no ordinary office party! Not only were there Hoola Hoopers and Ice Sculptures, but party band, Dukebox City, had the dance floor packed all night!

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Music for Events | Hampton Court Flower Show; A Music Lover’s Garden

Live Music at Hampton Court

We are thrilled to be working with Vestra Wealth and award winning Garden Designer, Paul Martin, at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show.

Wealth Management company, Vestra Wealth, have sponsored Paul’s garden, and drafted in a little help from Sound Generation. A previous GOLD winner, this year Paul Martin has designed a spectacular ‘Music Lover’s Garden’, with a designated performance space.

There will be live music on the preview night (by invitation only) from Sound Generation’s very own, Sofia Wilde, harpist, Isabella Asbjornsen and gypsy jazz quartet, Nouevau Boheme.

Read more about the show HERE.